Crow tribe elects new chairman, executive branch in weekend vote

Alvin Not Afraid Jr. was defeated in Saturday’s election for chairman of Montana’s Crow Tribe. (Crow Tribe photo)

(KPAX) Frank White Clay has defeated incumbent A.J. Not Afraid for the Crow Tribal Chair.

The tribe held elections on Saturday and sent unofficial results on Sunday afternoon.

The entire Crow executive branch will have new people.

Vice-Chair Carlson Goes Ahead ran for chair and came in third in the primary.

Clay defeated Not Afraid 1,978 to 1,428.

Not Afraid received the most votes out of 14 candidates in the primary on Oct. 10.

Lawrence DeCrane is vice-chair, defeating Paul J. Hill, 1,798 to 1,642.

In the Secretary race, Levi Black Eagle beat Shawn Backbone, 1,991 to 1,425.

Channis D. Whiteman defeated Yvonne Light Medicine Tail, Jr., 1,981 to 1,396.

With Not Afraid voted out, the entire Crow executive branch will have new people.

Vice-Chair Carlson Goes Ahead ran for chair and came in third in the primary.

Backbone was the tribe’s vice-secretary.

Secretary R. Knute Old Crow did not run for any office.